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Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Centre for Advanced Radiation Shielding

Published on March 16, 2021
Current Context: The Union Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Science Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the Centre for (a) Advanced Radiation Shielding and Geopolymeric Materials (b)
Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Centre for Advanced Radiation Shielding
Analytical High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope Laboratory.
  • He inaugurated both the centre and lab during his visit to CSIR-AMPRI, Bhopal.
  • He laid the foundation stone for CSIR-AMPRI Bamboo Composite Structure.
  • While addressing the programme, he congratulated CSIR-AMPRI for adopting the ‘Waste to Wealth’ strategy by developing radiation shielding materials utilizing industrial wastes as raw materials.
  • He mentioned that the institute has adopted lead-free and highly effective shielding materials specifically from industrial waste like red mud and fly ash.
  • The shielding materials can be used for the construction of X-ray diagnostic and CT scanner rooms.
  • Various developments will take place because of the Centre for Advanced Radiation Shielding and Geopolymeric Materials. Some of the developments like, Geopolymeric Bullet Proof Concrete for Bunkers, Graphene-Induced Geopolymeric Concrete and Geopolymeric Radiation Shielding Concrete will take place.
  • The centre will also enhance the skill knowledge in the process of Radiation Shielding and will lead to development in engineering properties of developed materials.
  • The Analytical High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope Laboratory is equipped with Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM) which is having High-Angle Annular Dark Field Detector (HAADF), Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS), Ultrasonic disc cutter, Dimple grinder etc. The lab will allow performing microanalysis to the experts.

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following inaugurated Advanced Radiation Shielding and Geopolymeric Materials?
a. Dharmendra Pradhan
b. Prakash Javadekar
c. Dr Harsh Vardhan
d. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
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